10 LinkedIn leadership profiles to follow


10 LinkedIn leadership profiles to follow




Leadership and continuous learning go hand in hand with the folks at LinkedIn phrasing it perfectly, “Learning is essential to our existence.”.

Learners Paradise

Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Now, what if you start thinking innovatively and start gaining knowledge and skills through the study, experience, and teaching of others and bring that to your business and people?  That is the core of what LinkedIn is about.

A platform of 575+ million users and a staggering 8.2 million C-level executives who are sharing information about their industry, skills, and experience. It’s a learners paradise and should be used wisely!

If you are already in or thinking your career path will lead toward leadership, then below are 10 LinkedIn profiles you should follow. The content that each person gives out is invaluable.


CEO at LinkedIn

Leadership Style: Visionary

“You need managers, but you also need leaders. You need people who can inspire. You need people who say, ‘that’s the mountain that we are going to climb together and this is the reason we’re going to climb it together and this is why it’s never been done and this is why we’re going to be successful.’”via CNBC article



Nozomi Morgan

Nozomi Morgan

International Executive Coach

Leadership Style: Coach

“In the workplace, you can see how misunder­standing can happen easily. One side thinks they are asking the other side to do something, and yet the other side—while willing to listen, learn, and act—will not fully understand due to cultural or linguistic challenges.” – via Japan.com article. 


Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Bestselling author, award-winning speaker, and chief revolutionary at quietrev.com

Leadership Style: Coach

“You can definitely do this! First of all, you need a mind-shift. Instead of focusing on the unwelcome need to self-promote, think of the joy of sharing your expertise and helping others to do their work. Look for ways to share your thoughts and ideas that draw on your natural strengths. Are you a good writer? Then find written venues for sharing your expertise. Do you feel comfortable in small groups? Call together small groups of influencers, and offer to share your knowledge with them. A good speaker? Volunteer to give short talks to your colleagues.”- via quietrev.com article.

Travis Bradberry

Dr. Travis Bradberry

Coauthor EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2.0 & President at TalentSmart

Leadership Style: Servant

“Why are you leaving your current job?”

This question trips a lot of people up because it can get you into a negative mindset or a rant against your present (or previous) job. The interviewer only wants to know that you aren’t leaving purely for money and that you don’t have trouble getting along with people.

Even if you were fired, the key to answering this question is to maintain undying positivity. Put a positive twist on the negatives to show your interviewer that you’ve learned significant and valuable lessons.

If at all possible, show the interviewer that your moving jobs is all about passion and career growth. via TalentSmart article

Carson Tate

Carson Tate

Managing Partner at Working Simply

Leadership style: Coach

“When it comes to productivity, there’s a lot of frustration and sense of failure from people who feel they ‘Can’t ever get my life in order.’ But it’s not you; it’s the tools you’re using. You have to get clear on how you think and process information and personalize tools that work for you.” via Success.com article


Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Leadership Style: Pacesetter

 “Having somebody who you totally trust, who’s totally committed, who shares your vision and yet has a little bit different set of skills, and also acts as a check on you… Some of the ideas you come up with you run by them because you know they’re going to say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, have you thought about this and that?’… The benefit of sparking off of somebody who’s got that kind of brilliance — it’s not only made it fun but it’s really led to a lot of success. Picking a partner is crucial.” via INC article 


Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown

New York Times Bestselling Author

Leadership style: Transformational

The options in our lives are increasing faster than our ability to make selections. The choices are exponential, so it’s about identifying really selective criteria. To explain this in the book, I use the metaphor of conducting a closet cleanout: When you’re trying to purge clothes from your closet, if you use criteria such as “Could I wear this ever again in my life?” the answer is constantly going to be yes. So you end up keeping that item of clothing. But when you employ extreme criteria such as “Do I absolutely love it? Do I wear it often? Does it look great on me?”, and if the answer is no, then you should give it away. Now, that’s true of closets, but I’m talking about the closets of our lives. via kinfolk.com article


Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington 

Founder and CEO at Thrive Global

Leadership Style: Transactional

95% of the time I get eight hours of sleep a night. Once I started giving sleep the respect it deserves, my life improved in pretty much every way. Now, instead of waking up to the sense that I have to trudge through activities, I wake up feeling joyful about the day’s possibilities. And I’m also better able to recognize red flags and rebound from setbacks. It’s like being dialed into a different channel that has less static. via CNN article


Mark Weinberger

EY Global Chairman and CEO

Leadership style: Autocratic

“This year, we’re probably more optimistic, with, obviously, synchronized growth around the world, broad-based growth around the world, we’re seeing confidence, increased investment by businesses more, they’ve restructured themselves, profitability up, financial markets up, jobs and hiring is up. All extremely positive. Certainly, though, we can’t ignore the fact that there’s still a lot of turmoil out there, and last year we were talking about very different issues, one year does not completely change the scenario. So, I think this year, we’re going to talk a lot about some of the good things that have happened, certainly accommodative monetary policy, but also have to focus on the things that created the uncertainties last year, like income inequality.”  – via CNBC article 

CEO at Quibi

Leadership style: Bureaucratic

“When we announced the separation, the stock price actually went up, because investors understood that we had been trading at a conglomerate discount. More recently, both stocks have been under pressure, like everyone else’s. But I don’t measure the success of the separation by the stock price today or next week. What matters is whether these two companies over the long term are more successful independently than they would have been together.”- via HBR article 



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